Washington – FDA Approves 1st New Tuberculosis Drug In 40 Years

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades. The agency approved J&J’s pill, Sirturo, for use with older drugs to fight a hard-to-treat strain of tuberculosis that has not responded to […]


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New York – Pediatricians: Kids Recess Should Not Be Taken Away Even As Punishment

New York, NY — A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment. “We consider it essentially the child’s personal time and don’t feel it should be taken away for academic or punitive reasons,” […]


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Law against anorexic models goes into effect


Models with body mass index below 18.5 may not be shown in Israeli media, on websites or go down catwalk at fashion shows.

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Washington – Israel’s Ambassador Denies Asking To End His Run As Envoy To US

Washington — Israel’s ambassador to the US Michael Oren denied reports that he asked to return to Israel after nearly four years in Washington, and that he will be replaced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s top aide, Ron Dermer. Oren, who went to Washington soon after Netanyahu’s election in 2009, is attending the conference of […]


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FINALLY: White House Says A Fiscal Cliff Deal Has Been Reached

The White House says  a deal had been reached to avert the “fiscal cliff” and dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill, an indication lawmakers were heading toward a possible late-night vote on the proposal to avert sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts.
The major outstanding issue – how to handle the automatic spending […]

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Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews pessimistic about peace


83% of Israeli Jews do not believe that a withdrawal to the pre-’67 lines, division of Jerusalem would end Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to poll conducted on behalf of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

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DEAL! Democratic Aide: Fiscal ‘Cliff’ Deal Reached [9:00PM EST]

A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The measure would extend Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000 and briefly avert across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies this week. Vice President Joe Biden was set to […]

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Washington – Democratic Aide: Fiscal ‘Cliff’ Deal Reached

Washington — Racing against the clock, the White House reached agreement with congressional Republicans late Monday on a deal to prevent across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to government programs from taking effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials. These officials said a New Year’s Eve vote in the Senate to ratify […]


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VIDEO: Bar Ilan University Election Panel Turns Ugly

[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Bar Ilan University on Sunday night, the eve of 18 Teves 5773 hosted a panel discussion surrounding the upcoming general elections. Addressing the audience were MK (Otzma Yisrael) Prof. Aryeh Eldad and MK (Ra’am – Ta’al) Dr. Ahmed Tibi. The participants were asked questions, and Dr. Tibi was asked to give […]

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IDF to Probe Calls of Incitement Against the Military

The IDF Chief Prosecutor Major-General Dan Efroni is planning to launch an investigation at the behest of the state prosecutor surrounding alleged incitement against the military. The case pertains to recent internet posts, over recent weeks, targeting IDF officer and senior military officials for their involvement in operations that led to the death of Arabs. […]

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